Senators probe U.S. attorney firings

U.S.  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Gonzales' top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Senate Judiciary committee questions Kyle Sampson, the Justice department aide to Alberto Gonzales who carried out the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress have accused the Bush administration of misleading them on why the firings happened and who was involved.

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